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ec_show — show spool or message information


/opt/msys/ecelerity/bin/ec_show [ -c config_file ] [ --end_date PCRE ] [ -h ] [ -m message id ] [ -n ] [ --recipient PCRE ] [ -s ] [ --sender PCRE ] [ --start_date PCRE ]


ec_show is a utility to show spool or message information. It can also show messages matching a specified PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression).


ec_show provides a "best guess" calculation of retries and next_attempt based on the messages on disk. (Retries and next_attempt (and code) are not rewritten to disk for cost and performance reasons.) If you need exact information for these values, use the ec_console command message details, which looks at the live message's metadata in memory.

ec_show has the following options:

-c *`/path/to/config`*

Specify a Momentum configuration file to work with.

--end_date *`PCRE`*

Show the messages whose creation time is no later than the time specified in the PCRE.


Show a help message.

-m *`message_id`*

Show the message specified by message_id.


Show the count of messages in the spool only.

--recipient *`PCRE`*

Show the messages whose recipients match the specified PCRE.


Show spool the directory including the messages. Spool directory is the default or the file specified by the Momentum configuration file.

--sender *`PCRE`*

Show the messages whose sender match the specified PCRE.

--start_date *`PCRE`*

Show the messages whose creation time is no earlier than the time specified in the PCRE.

Find below the output of the command ec_show -s when there is one message in the message queue:

Message: 00/00-02001-C6DD1CA4
  ID: (slot: 1254219116, pid: 2001, counter: 0)
  BatchID: (slot: 1254219116, pid: 2001, counter: 0)
  ConnID: (slot: 1254219116, pid: 2001, counter: 1)
  Swapped: Yes
  Created: 2009-09-29 06:11:56
  Next Attempt: 2009-09-29 06:11:56
  Retries: 0
  Received From: ESMTP
  Received Via:
  Sender: peter@kubuntu
  Size: 505
  Connection Context: [
  connection_message_count = "1"
  pathway = "default"
  ehlo_domain = "kubuntu"
  connection_rcpt_count = "1"
  can_relay = "true"
  ehlo_string = "EHLO kubuntu"
  message_rcpt_count = "1"
  Message Context: [
  rcptto_string = "RCPT TO:<>"
    mailfrom_localpart = "peter"
    mailfrom_string = "MAIL FROM:<peter@kubuntu>"
      rcptto_localpart = "peter"
      rcptto_domain = ""
      mailfrom_domain = "kubuntu"

      Return-Path: <peter@kubuntu>
        Received: from [] ([] helo=kubuntu)
        by centos (envelope-from <peter@kubuntu>)
          (ecelerity r(33348)) with ESMTP
          id 00/00-02001-C6DD1CA4; Tue, 29 Sep 2009 06:11:56 -0400
          Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:11:58 -0400
          Message-ID: <00.00.02001.C6DD1CA4@centos>
            From: peter@kubuntu
            Subject: test Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:11:58 -0400
            X-Mailer: swaks v20061116.0

            This is a test mailing

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